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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 3, 2007
U.S. Under-17 men's national team coach John Hackworth has named the 21-player roster that will represent the USA at the 2007 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Aug. 18-Sept. 9 in South Korea. Read the whole story
[MLS Weekend Previews] Two more crucial Eastern Conference showdowns are on tap; Houston, Los Angeles, and D.C. United get back to MLS business after advancing to the SuperLiga semifinals; FC Dallas hopes to get well against Colorado after being smacked for six goals by the Galaxy; and the barmy BMO ... Read the whole story
A narrow-angle goal by the birthday boy and a stoppage-time clincher by his substitute separated the top two Eastern Conference teams at Gillette Stadium Thursday. Pat Noonan celebrated his 27th birthday by tucking away a Taylor Twellman header, and Adam Cristman ran onto a sweet Steve Ralston cross to notch ... Read the whole story
Mexico kicks off the Torneo Apertura -- the opening of its two-stage season -- this weekend. Both its 2006-07 champions -- Guadalajara and Pachuca -- are coming off play in the SuperLiga against MLS clubs, where they showed off their American talent -- Jesus Padilla for Chivas and Jose Francisco ... Read the whole story
Lyon is bidding for a seventh successive title in France's Ligue 1, which begins its 2007-08 season on Saturday, but it should get a serious challenge from Marseille, which is looking for its first title in more than a decade. Here's the case for and against Lyon and Marseille. Read the whole story
Celtic and Rangers -- no surprise -- are the runaway favorites in the Scottish Premier League, which kicks off Saturday. Celtic won a league and cup double last season but faces a fight from Rangers under veteran manager Walter Smith, who took over in mid-season. Celtic paid a Scottish record ... Read the whole story
Argentina's 2007-08 season begins Friday with the opening game of the Torneo Apertura. San Lorenzo won last spring's Torneo Clausura. Boca Juniors, winner of the 2007 Libertadores Cup, is the favorite, though it begins the season without star Juan Roman Riquelme, who returned to Spanish club Villarreal, which owns his ... Read the whole story
Eric Lichaj never played for the University of North Carolina, suffering from a broken foot, but that didn't prevent English club Aston Villa from signing the 18-year-old defender to a two-year contract and assigning him to its academy program. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"The chances are probably slim. It'd be tough to put him into the lineup with what he's been doing. He may have some part in the game, but we'll see." -- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Frank Yallop on David Beckham, who hasn't trained with the Galaxy since he arrived July 13 and missed all three games in the SuperLiga. Los Angeles will be on the road for 10 consecutive days, beginning with a game at Toronto FC and playing at D.C. United on Aug. 9 and at New England three days later. The games at Toronto FC and D.C. United ...More


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